Computing

Intent

At Rosedale Primary School, we know that technology is a key part of the children’s day to day lives. Our Computing curriculum aims to provide children with the education they need to use technology positively, responsibly, and safely.

We provide children with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a creative way which will help them become more skilful computer scientists.

The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Implementation

At Rosedale Primary School, we use Purple Mash as a cohesive scheme providing development of skill and knowledge across all 3 areas of computing.

Children will be taught to:

  • Design, write and debug programs
  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • Work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including the internet
  • how they can provide multiple services and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Describe how internet search engines find and store data
  • Use search engines effectively
  • Be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Use technology responsibly, securely and safely.

 

Impact

We understand technology is everywhere and it impacts everyone, therefore we encourage children to enjoy and value the curriculum Rosedale delivers. We explore the depth of each objective in a way that encourages children to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact that computing has on their learning, development, and wellbeing.